HC Deb 01 December 1920 vol 135 cc1287-8W

asked the Minister of Health (on Tuesday, 30th November) what is the number of employés and salaries officers employed by the six Metropolitan borough councils (Bethnal Green, Camberwell, Deptford, Fulham, Hampstead, and Islington) referred to in the Memorandum on the increase in the amount of local rates per pound of assessable value on 31st July, 1914, and 31st July, 1920, respectively.

The following is the statement which Dr. Addison then promised, as stated in the OFFICIAL REPORT (col. 1143):—

According to information furnished to me by the Metropolitan borough councils mentioned in the question, the number of employés and salaried officers employed by them on the dates specified was as follows:—

31st July.
1914. 1920.
Bethnal Green 375 485
Camberwell 903 1,163
Deptford 335 481
Fulham 655 842
Hampstead 794 748
Islington 1,080 1,193

As regards Camberwell, it is stated that of the 1,163 persons employed on the 31st July, 1920, 191 were employed on special work, for which the Ministry of Transport are making a grant.